Skullgirls, the award-winning 2D fighting game from Autumn Games and developer Reverge Labs, will be available today on PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in the Americas, and arrives Wednesday, April 11 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in the Americas, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. Fighting game fans can download Skullgirls for $14.99 on PlayStation Network or 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game will be available on PSN in Europe and Australia/New Zealand in the coming weeks.
“Fans have been eagerly awaiting Skullgirls since we announced it a year ago. Reverge’s passion and love for this game is clear in the artistry of the story and characters and balance in the gameplay,” said Jason Donnell, President and COO, Autumn Games. “Skullgirls delivers a state-of-the-art fighting game experience that will appeal to everyone, from tournament level fighters to casual fans, at a $15 price point.”
The game, which has been highly anticipated by the fighting game community, is expected to become a mainstay in the tournament scene, starting with tournaments in North America, Europe, and Australia sponsored by Autumn Games:
PowerUp 2012: Cincinnati – April 13-15
Stunfest: Rennes, France – April 13-15
ESC: The Elite Series at Wizard World Toronto Comicon: Toronto – April 14-15
Shadowloo Showdown:Melbourne, Australia – May 4-6
Toryuken: Toronto – May 19-20
Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8: Chicago – May 25-27
Northwest Majors: Seattle – June 2-3
Montreal Annual Tournament: Montreal – June 2-3
East Coast Throwdown: Morristown, N.J. – June 9-10
CEO 2012: Orlando, Fla. – June 15-17
Midwest Championships 2012: Nashville, Tenn. – June 22-24
ESC: Elite Series (Finals): Toronto – July 28
More tournaments will be announced in the coming weeks and additional details on upcoming tournaments can be found on the official Skullgirls website by visiting http://skullgirls.com/2012/04/skullgirls-tournaments/.
Skullgirls puts players in control of fierce female warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Fighters battle it out for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart, which has the power to grant the victor’s wishes. Those judged impure are transformed into the fearful instrument of their twisted wish – a pale and lovely tempest, a beautiful nightmare – the Skullgirl. The team behind Skullgirls is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.
Fighting game fans looking for Skullgirls swag can head to the game’s online store at http://shop.skullgirls.com. In celebration of the game’s launch, Autumn Games is offering free shipping on all orders of more than $49.99 shipped within the U.S.
The online store, where fans can purchase merchandise including t-shirts and home goods, allows fighting game buffs to customize their own Skullgirls gear using a library of 2D art drawn by Ahad. Pre-designed items also are available. International shipping is available by signing up for a free account with Borderlinx.
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Members of the press can download assets, including the latest trailers, screenshots and other artwork from the game, by visiting Autumn Games’ page on GamesPress here: http://gamespress.com/publisher.asp?c=6%1CIY.
Skullgirls is rated T for teen by the ESRB. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.
About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on empowering independent, world-class game developers to create cutting-edge video games, and related media. As the pace of change accelerates in the games’ business, digital and mobile gaming explodes, and the best game developers increasingly look for independence, Autumn Games’ mission is to support talented creative teams in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.autumngames.com
About Reverge Labs
Reverge Labs, LLC is a new independent developer committed to creating high-quality downloadable games. Founded by CEO Richard Wyckoff and CTO Emil Dotchevski, Reverge draws on combined game development experience of more than 40 years to create unique artistic visions using cutting-edge development techniques.
For more information, please visit www.revergelabs.com.